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#1 dawg_7529

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:06

What a fantastic qualifying performance by the double world champion!! Well done!!

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#2 Digitaldrug

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:06

Alonso beats Mclaren. Thats gotta hurt. 6 tenths baby :)

#3 spidergs

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:07

+1 :clap: :clap:

#4 president evil

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:08

YESSS!!! GET IN THERE!!! :cool:

#5 jigc

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:08

well done, most probably on fume, but, i dont care :up: :kiss:

#6 Dalton007

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:08

There's a race tomorrow. :drunk:

#7 Josta

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:11

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Renault have definitely improved more than any other team. Unfortunately, I think that Renault have put him on fumes. When they told him that Kimi pipped him, they sounded quite downbeat meaning they were expecting pole.

#8 TheManAlive

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:11

There's a race tomorrow



for the first 5 laps then he'll be in the pits. Would be nice if this wasnt the case, but I fear it will be.

This iswhy they should have low fuel qual. it would put a stop show boating

#9 airwise

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:11

Originally posted by Dalton007
There's a race tomorrow. :drunk:


I think Flav fuelled NP with that in mind.


Still a good return to form - if a little "polished" for domestic consumption.

#10 Haddock

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:11

Impressive run - probably fueled very light, but even so, quite an improvement from the opening races.

Anyone want to place bets on how many laps Alonso goes before pitting in the race tomorrow.

I guess 12.

#11 WOOT

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:12

Originally posted by Haddock
Impressive run - probably fueled very light, but even so, quite an improvement from the opening races.

Anyone want to place bets on how many laps Alonso goes before pitting in the race tomorrow.

I guess 12.

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#12 papa

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:13

Originally posted by Haddock
Impressive run - probably fueled very light, but even so, quite an improvement from the opening races.

Anyone want to place bets on how many laps Alonso goes before pitting in the race tomorrow.

I guess 12.


You better look at Q2 timesheets...

Ferni was only 2 thenths behind Massa

and Piquet performance speaks for itself...

Renault definitely improved

#13 race addicted

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:13

A beatiful lap from Räikkönen results in pole position! Congratulations!

Team-mate Massa also on the clean side in third, but he was far from happy with his lap.

-Alonso surprises by putting his car second on the grid. Clearly the R28 is improved, but this is also a result achieved by going for an aggressive strategy. Piquet has been really quick as well, but they have gone for different strategies, so tenth for him.

-BMW got a bit of both; fourth for Kubica and ninth for Heidfeld.

-McLaren have not been able to leap forwards, and are far from likely to repeat their Melbourne result in the shorter term. Fifth for Hamilton and sixth for Kovalainen.

-In an even more amplified way than Renault and BMW, Red Bull also came away from qualifying with very different results from their drivers. Webber, as ever, put together a great lap that will see him start from seventh. DC, on the other hand, dissapoints hugely and will start way down in 17th.

-Toyota struggled a little yesterday, but have gone some way towards getting it right today - eight for Trulli.

-Close call getting into Q3 for Honda; 11th for Barrichello and 13th for Button.

-Williams not performing as expected, Rosberg especially performed below par. Nakajima 12th, Rosberg 15th.

-Bourdais did very well to progress to Q2 and beating Vettel. 16th and 18th on the grid for STR.

-Sutil has looked a little more on the pace in practice, but come qualifying it was all about Fisichella again. 19th and 20th on the grid for Force India.

-Bringing up the rear as expected, Super Aguri, Davidson beating Sato.

Please discuss!

#14 kNt

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:14

From Q2 to Q3 there's no real indication that Alonso is very very light, not heavy though either.

For a 3-Stop beeing a bit lighter makes sence.

#15 papa

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:14

My prediction Alonso is 2 laps lighter

#16 bradleyl

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:14

Without wishing to defend my old team too much, he was 0.3s behind the fastest Ferrari in Q2 and is now 0.1s behind. That would equate to about 3 or 4 laps of fuel - light, yes, but far from ridiculously light. I'm sure Pat Symonds would say something along the lines of "you gotta be in it, to win it"...

#17 MichaelPM

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:14

Originally posted by papa


You better look at Q2 timesheets...

Ferni was only 2 thenths behind Massa

All on softs. I think.

#18 Digitaldrug

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:15

Many people saying hes fueled very light and on fumes but didnt you notice he was p3 in qual 2? Hes light but not on fumes.

#19 Jamelon

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:15

Q2 shows Renaults definitely have the pace to race McL and BMW.

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#20 Galko877

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:15

Originally posted by Digitaldrug
Alonso beats Mclaren. Thats gotta hurt. 6 tenths baby :)


Or maybe less fuel? ;)

#21 WOOT

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:15

I can only hope Alonso and Kimi take each other out in the first corner tomorrow.

#22 dawg_7529

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:15

Alonso was also faster than both mclarens in q2 and only 3 tentsh behind the ferraris. That renault has really improved. I doubt he was running that much lighter. This was vintage alonso, wringing the car through the lap. I thought it was awesome to watch.

#23 undersquare

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:15

If Fernando is very light, he might lead out of turn 1.

#24 kar

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:16

He's light, probably as light as Kubica was in Bahrain.

#25 Galko877

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:16

Originally posted by Haddock
Impressive run - probably fueled very light, but even so, quite an improvement from the opening races.

Anyone want to place bets on how many laps Alonso goes before pitting in the race tomorrow.

I guess 12.


10-12 about right IMO.

#26 Digitaldrug

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:16

Originally posted by bradleyl
Without wishing to defend my old team too much, he was 0.4s behind Kimi in Q2 and is now 0.1s behind. That would equate to about 3 or 4 laps of fuel - light, yes, but far from ridiculously light. I'm sure Pat Symonds would say something along the lines of "you gotta be in it, to win it"...


He wasnt 4 tenths behind Kimi in q2, he was ahead.

#27 Coral

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:16

I hope Alonso and Lewis Hamilton stay well away from one another this time!

#28 mursuka80

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:16

Originally posted by WOOT
I can only hope Alonso and Kimi take each other out in the first corner tomorrow.


Yeah! your bitches dont have a chance otherwise :lol: Kimi silenced his critics and i won some money! great day :up:

#29 ruby soho

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:17

Originally posted by WOOT
I can only hope Alonso and Kimi take each other out in the first corner tomorrow.

:down:
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:17

Originally posted by WOOT
I can only hope Alonso and Kimi take each other out in the first corner tomorrow.


That's the logic of a fan indeed.

#31 UPRC

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:17

Alonso, wow!!!!!! :up:


Great job Kimi! Turn it into a win, bud!

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:17

Alonso was waving a bit too quickly, he forgot about Raikkonen...

Renault's improvement is clear but I hope they've thought of a serious strategy for the race, no points are there to be gained on Saturday...

#33 MichaelPM

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:17

Originally posted by Galko877


Or maybe less fuel? ;)

Hamilton was surprised and we can assume he was expected to fight for the first row as usual. Unless the Ferrari's and BMW's went all lighter then usual aswell.

Originally posted by AFCA
Alonso was waving a bit too quickly, he forgot about Raikkonen...

Renault's improvement is clear but I hope they've thought of a serious strategy for the race, no points are there to be gained on Saturday...

More then the points they would expect and an improvement on the heavy fuel low race pace they suffered earlier. For a Ferrari its bad, for a Renault its a massive improvement no matter what happens.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:17

So admins delete Alonso support thread but didn't make the same when one was opened for Kubica when he made pole... :down:


EDIT
Oh it was merged , Nevermind

#35 WOOT

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:18

Originally posted by kar


That's the logic of a fan indeed.


I know. You clearly haven't read the countless such posts from Ferrari fans wishing Hamilton to be taken out. I love the hypocrisy.

#36 Digitaldrug

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:18

Massa seemed very downcast in the press conference which basically proves hes lighter than Kimi. He kept saying he couldnt hook up a lap.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:18

My geuss is 14.

And actually Fernando just ensured Kimi's win in tomorrow's race : Probably only Massa can challenge Raikkonen, so if he doesn't pass Alonso at the beginning the race is over.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:18

Originally posted by Coral
I hope Alonso and Lewis Hamilton stay well away from one another this time!


Dont worry Lewis will be fighting further back the grid :wave:

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:19

Originally posted by kNt
From Q2 to Q3 there's no real indication that Alonso is very very light, not heavy though either.

For a 3-Stop beeing a bit lighter makes sence.


+1
Alonso was there on Q2, and two McLaren were already behind him ...

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:19

Originally posted by conkeso
So admins delete Alonso support thread but didn't make the same when one was opened for Kubica when he made pole... :down:



Not deleted. merged into this thread.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:19

Bravo, Kimi. Alonso... light, but not that light? But I'm forgetting - what were his tyres in Q2 compared to those around him? Anyway, I'm pleased. Piquet must be heavier after very good Q1 and Q2, so thumbs up for him, too. I hope Nick's heavy.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:20

Originally posted by mursuka80


Dont worry Lewis will be fighting further back the grid :wave:

"Dont worry Lewis will be "hitting" further back the grid" ;)

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:21

Have to say, Fernando showed his class today.

Might hate his attitude out of the car sometimes. But you cannot fault the guy for what he can do in it.

Wonderfully combative :up:

#44 Jamelon

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:23

Proven: Alonso makes any car at least 6 tenths faster. This statement can now be considered a theorem.

#45 MichaelPM

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:23

First time we see the new ING Renault colours in a press conference thanks to Alonso. Thought the race suit was white, more clear as a cream colour though.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:24

Originally posted by WOOT
I can only hope Alonso and Kimi take each other out in the first corner tomorrow.


Of course, that will mean 2 less cars that Lewis can drive into the back of.

#47 WOOT

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:25

Originally posted by Josta


Of course, that will mean 2 less cars that Lewis can drive into the back of.


Yes because other drivers including Kimi have never driven into the back of other cars. :rolleyes:

#48 MichaelPM

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:27

Originally posted by WOOT


Yes because other drivers including Kimi have never driven into the back of other cars. :rolleyes:

Mmmmmm can you taste the bitterness.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:28

Originally posted by WOOT
I can only hope Alonso and Kimi take each other out in the first corner tomorrow.


New registered members increasing the level of the board...

#50 WOOT

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 13:29

Like I have said previously, a lot of fans wanted Hamilton taken out in previous races and no one bats an eyelid. I say that for Kimi and everyone screams bloody murder.